Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > an idea
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-20-2006, 06:15 PM   #1
dazza001
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bolton, Gtr Manchester. England
Posts: 16
Default an idea

Hi All, I'm going to make a simple cider, based on a recipie that I got from this forum using Pure apple juice from Tesco, adding champgne yeast, fermenting and bottling.

That got me wondering could I use any kind of juice, for example Cranberry juice or pineapple juice and repeat the recipie but just replacing the apple jucie with the Cranberry/pineapple juice or is there a reason why it only seems to be apples that get used.

I know that other juices can be used to make wine etc, but I just like the simplicity of this recipie and the others that I have read about seem a little more complex.

Thank you for your replies in advance.

Cheers

__________________
dazza001 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2006, 07:39 PM   #2
OdinOneEye
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 128
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

You could do it- it's just that in some cases, if you don't add extra sugar, you'll get a fairly low alcohol content, dry wine. In other cases (pineapple) flavor might be a factor. I'll tell you right now, I've never heard of pineapple wine (probably for a good reason).
I have had cranberry wine before, and it's rawther tasty, in a tart kind of way.

__________________
OdinOneEye is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2006, 07:45 PM   #3
Caplan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,165
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

It'll work - just check the ingredients in the juices. The more fruit juice the better for flavour, added sugars will obviously give more alcohol but nothing to the 'body'. Preservatives (however don't worry about added ascorbic acid) can inhibit yeast so best to avoid them. And champagne yeast will give you a dry brew - it's neutral in flavour though.

__________________
Caplan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2006, 07:46 PM   #4
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,656
Liked 138 Times on 131 Posts

Default

I've had pineapple wine, like garlic wine, there's a good reason you don't see it much.

Just about any juice that doesn't have preservatives can be fermented.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2006, 08:22 PM   #5
dazza001
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bolton, Gtr Manchester. England
Posts: 16
Default

Cheers for your replies, I will do some experimenting later with different combinations of juices and see what it tastes like.

mmm garlic wine sounds lovely !!!!, I think I'll give that one a miss.

__________________
dazza001 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2006, 09:21 PM   #6
Caplan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,165
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dazza001
mmm garlic wine sounds lovely !!!!, I think I'll give that one a miss.
It's a cooking wine like 'Chilli Wine' is - not one for drinking!!
__________________
Caplan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
good idea/bad idea? PintOfBitter Recipes/Ingredients 3 10-29-2009 12:30 PM
Sugar Added to Wort, bad idea or really bad idea? gyrfalcon Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 10-29-2009 04:39 AM
Good Idea Bad Idea? timgman Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 05-06-2008 02:38 AM
Cracked out idea or BEST IDEA IN THE WORLD?!?!? jjasghar Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 29 06-05-2007 11:39 PM
just an idea LewisM Cider Forum 14 09-27-2006 11:04 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS